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Baby names today are heavily influenced by celebrities. Here you'll find lists of baby names inspired by musicians and supermodels, unusual literary and royal baby names, and crazy celebrity baby names.

  • Athlete Baby Names

    Looking for unusual baby names? You might find some of the choicest while watching a football game or a tennis match. While the legendary stars of sports history usually had regular guy names like Joe and Jimmy and Michael and Mickey (not to mention Billie Jean), some of the newer luminaries, as well as the surnames of classic athletes, offer options for baby names that go beyond the perimeters of that limited playing field. Read More 

    Branch, Dmitri, Sebastian, Arroyo, Giles ...

  • Baby Names Inspired by Artists

    Creative baby names can be found by looking at the names of artists (and architects and designers). These baby names capture the artists' creative spirit, give your child an international role model, and are cool all at the same time. The following list encompasses both first (JASPER Johns) and last (Alexander CALDER) names, which have been drawn from all over the aesthetic map. Read More 

    Conran, Moore, Inigo, Marin, Caro ...

  • Baby Names Inspired by Authors

    Literary baby names can be inspired the characters in books or, in the case of the baby names on this list, by the first and last names of authors ranging from Edgar Allan Poe to Zadie Smith. In this category, as always, feel free to look to your personal favorite writers for your baby names inspiration. Read More 

    Dashiell, Roald, Zadie, Morrison, Harper ...

  • Beatles Baby Names

    The Beatles, widely considered the most iconic band in music history, recorded over 300 songs, many of which mentioned names. If you're a Beatles fan or looking for musical information for your baby's name, here is a list of baby names inspired by the Beatles' music and band members. Read More 

    Lucy, Bonnie, Jojo, Ringo, Jude ...

  • Celebrity Baby Names Master List

    A complete list of celebrity baby names, organized by letter, can be found here.

    Some notable recent celebrity baby names include: Read More 

    Skyler, Felix, Cosima, Cleo, Henry ...

  • Celebrity Surnames as Firsts

    Inspired by a fascinating discussion thread started by our own creative berries, here are some celebrity surnames that work well as firsts: Read More 

    Russell, Presley, Hardy, Hopper, Kingsley ...

  • Celebrity-Inspired Baby Names

    Many of the hottest baby names today are inspired by celebrities. Here are the star-inspired names that are rising through the ranks. Read More 

    Logan, Tatum, Miles, Reese, Adele ...

  • Classic Rock Baby Names

    These are a selection of baby names that rock and roll from songs of the classic rock era. Read More 

    Genesis, Ozzy, Clover, Cooper, Henley ...

  • Country Music Baby Names

    The new crop of Country Music Baby Names aren't quite as down-home as they used to be. They've shaken off the hayseed image and would be equally at home in New Jersey as Nashville. The names of country music stars inspiring parents as baby names today include: Read More 

    Bently, Patsy, Kiefer, Ralph, Wyatt ...

  • Crazy Celebrity Baby Names

    Crazy celebrity baby names have been around for a long time, since the Dweezil and Moon Unit Zappa era. But now there's a whole new generation of crazy celebrity baby names. These are some of the most outrageous. Read More 

    Mars, Shiloh, Princess, Marmaduke, Java ...

  • Creative Baby Names

    Creative baby names can be drawn from the worlds of art, music, design, or literature. Creative baby names for boys and girls include the following. Read More 

    Auden, Hart, Elia, Roald, Jasper ...

  • Heroine Baby Names

    If you want to give your little girl an inspirational name drawn from a heroine of the past or present, in the arts or politics, real or fictional but always inspirational, consult this list of heroine baby names. Read More 

    Anais, Bronte, Rosa, Grace, Beatrix ...

  • Hollywood Glamour Girl Names

    Names from the Golden Age of Hollywood Glamour are playing starring roles as baby names once again. While Dorothy (Lamour) and Rita (Hayworth) are not yet again ready for their closeup, here's a selection of the Glamour Girl names enjoying a revival. Read More 

    Greer, Vivien, Kate, Mae, Lana ...

  • Hot Celebrity Baby Names

    Many celebrity baby names have crossed over to widespread use among the rest of us. Here, names chosen for celebrity babies that have become most popular and influenced baby name trends. Read More 

    Beau, Grace, Adelaide, Holden, Oscar ...

  • Jazz Baby Names

    The list of jazz baby names, a special subset of musician baby names for both girls and boys, is full of old-school cool. Read More 

    Ellington, Coleman, Coltrane, Bix, Tyree ...

  • Kool K Baby Names

    Spelling baby names with a K, whether they started out being spelled that way or not, may be one of the hottest trends of our time, inspired by the K-named Kardashians. Some of the koolest new K baby names: Read More 

    Kaden, Kyleigh, Keaton, Kinley, Kassandra ...

  • Literary Baby Names

    Literary names, drawn from the characters in books for both adults and children as well as from the names of well-loved authors, are gaining in popularity. Literary names we are hearing more of these days include the following. For a more complete collection, check out our lists of Literary Names for Girls and Literary Names for Boys. Read More 

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  • Modern Hero Baby Names

    Modern hero baby names might be inspired by stars of screen or sports or literature or by heroes and heroines of the past or of fiction who still inspire us today. Cool modern hero names are usually surnames used as firsts. Here are some of the hottest modern hero baby names. Read More 

    Lowell, O'Keeffe, Palin, Garcia, Armani ...

  • Musician Baby Names

    Since musicians invented the concept of cool, where better to look for baby name inspiration than to their own names? The baby names here are drawn from both the first names and last names of well-known musicians. Read More 

    Elvis, Denver, Kitt, Basie, Zevon ...

  • Olympic Baby Names

    Take a peek at these Olympic baby names dating from the 1896 games until now. The Olympics spotlights global choices that might not otherwise attract our attention. These gold medal baby names show real promise: Read More 

    Sabin, Gaston, Faustine, Antonella, Xenia ...

  • Presidential Baby Names

    Presidential surnames are becoming increasingly stylish as baby names, ideally as a way to give your child something to live up to. Read More 

    Roosevelt, Taylor, Tyler, Truman, Obama ...

  • Prince Names

    The prince names here are those chosen by royal families around the world for their little boys over the past decade or so. Your idea of prince names can be expanded to include those used over past generations -- Charles and Andrew, say -- and to extend to fictional princes such as Phillip or...well, maybe not Charming. Some of the real little princes have three or four middle names. For more details, see our blog on prince names. Read More 

    Nicolas, Samuel, Felix, William, Frederik ...

  • Princess Names

    The princess names for girls here are those chosen by royal families around the world over the past decade or so. Your idea of princess names can be expanded to include those used over past generations -- Anne and Elizabeth and even Diana, say -- and to extend to fictional princesses such as Ariel and Aurora. Many of the real little princesses have three or four middle names. Read More 

    Khadija, Maud, Sophie, Eloise, Maxima ...

  • Reality TV Baby Names

    Baby names from reality television shows, from the Kardashians to Teen Moms, are popping on the popularity charts. Among those hot right now as baby names are the following names of reality TV stars and their children. Read More 

    Briella, Brielle, Maci, Ariana, Harper ...

  • Rock Star Baby Names

    These rock and roll baby names are sure to bring out the star in your little one. Inspired by the rockers themselves, or the subjects of their songs (Jude, Layla, and Roxanne for instance), these names are the most edgy, interesting, or relevant of the rock star choices. Read More 

    Sadie, Jane, Fleet, Nico, Hendrix ...

  • Rocker and Rapper Kids' Names

    If you call yourself Ludacris or Slash or Flea, chances are you're not gonna name your kid Matthew or Martha or Mike. In fact, rock-and-roll and hip-hop musicians are probably the most imaginative (or outrageous, depending on your point of view) baby namers around, honoring their musical heroes (Thelonious, Lennon, Hendrix), using words as names (Million, Dream, Zeppelin), or just letting their fantasies fly. To wit: Read More 

    Seven, Hendrix, Atlanta, Wolfgang, Speck ...

  • Royal Baby Names

    Royal baby names are those used by royal families in recent years. Many of them have been used by royal families over the centuries, while some of newcomers to the royal name lexicon. Royal baby names include: Read More 

    Isabella, Miguel, Laetitia, Luisa, Juan ...

  • Soap Opera Baby Names

    Baby names from soap operas, inspired by melodramatic characters, often appear on the popularity charts. If you're expecting a dramatic little one, a "soap" name may be right up your alley. Soap opera writers tend to choose names some may consider a bit over the top. Read More 

    Blue, Silver, Cassius, Storm, Jasper ...

  • Supermodel Baby Names

    It's not enough that supermodels are skinny, gorgeous, world-revered millionaires. They've got babies, too, and not just ordinary babies, but babies with incredibly cool names. Here is the recent crop of supermodel baby names: Read More 

    Kaia, Laird, Jasmine, Neva, Scyler ...

  • Supermodel Names

    Supermodels provide a real international smorgasbord (excuse the expression, girls) of beautiful baby girl names. Read More 

    Raquel, Hye, Natalia, Kinga, Anja ...

  • There's Only One Oprah

    There are some celebrity names so singular that the celebrity in question barely needs a last name -- and often doesn't even use one. While a handful of these names start out as one-of-a-kind only to spawn a legion of little namesakes (case in point: Elvis), others remain indelibly linked to the personages who inspired them. Our picks for this distinctive group; Read More 

    Madonna, Lebron, Rihanna, Beyonce, Aretha ...

  • Toddlers & Tiaras Baby Names

    The reality television show Toddlers & Tiaras chronicles the world of child beauty pageants. Along with a few yooneek spellings such as Brystol and Brittanie that don't appear in our database, the names of the girls, and a few boys, who've appeared on the show include these often glossy choices. Read More 

    Alyssa, Makenzie, Lynsie, Isabella, Ever ...

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